Polenta with Shrimp and Tomatoes

Polenta with Shrimp and Tomatoes Recipe


4 Servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 430
Fat 17 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 31 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 191 mg
Sodium 246 mg


1 pound frozen medium shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 14.5-oz. cans Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup instant polenta or grits
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan


Sprinkle shrimp with salt. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and sauté, stirring, until pink and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. In last minute of cooking, add garlic and red pepper and continue to sauté. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.

Add tomatoes and juice to skillet and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until tomatoes are soft and sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

While tomatoes are cooking, bring 2 cups water, vegetable broth and 1/2 tsp. salt to a boil in a medium-size saucepan. Slowly whisk in polenta. Reduce heat to low and cook until polenta is thick and smooth, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in butter and Parmesan.

Put polenta into bowls, spoon tomato sauce over polenta and top with shrimp.